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Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 November 1948 (UK)
Spies pursue a stolen diary aboard the Orient Express.

Writers:

Allan MacKinnon (screenplay) (as Allan Mackinnon), Clifford Grey (from an original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean Kent ... Valya
Albert Lieven ... Zurta
Derrick De Marney ... George Grant
Paul Dupuis ... Detective Inspector Jolif
Rona Anderson ... Joan Maxted
David Tomlinson ... Tom Bishop
Bonar Colleano ... Sergeant West
Finlay Currie ... Alastair MacBain
Grégoire Aslan ... Poirier, the chef (as Coco Aslan)
Alan Wheatley ... Karl / Charles Poole
Hugh Burden ... Mills
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Denning
Claude Larue Claude Larue ... Andrée
Zena Marshall ... Suzanne
Leslie Weston Leslie Weston ... Randall
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Storyline

Spies steal a diary from an embassy whose contents could ignite a war, then one of them steals it from the others and boards the Orient Express. He ends up involving a couple who were trying to have a clandestine affair on board; other passengers include a police detective, a would-be chef, a pompous author and his lackey, and a bird enthusiast. Written by Anonymous

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A Thousand Miles of Thrills, Drama and Excitement!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

8 November 1948 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Sleeping Car to Trieste See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Rona Anderson who receives an 'introducing' credit. See more »

Goofs

When the sergeant and the bird enthusiast are getting acquainted, the background seen through the train window includes two large signs, both mirror-reversed. See more »

Quotes

Poirier, the chef: ...cover with white wine, put it into the oven, and voila, it's cooked.
Denning: I say, that's very neat isn't it? But do you really think cods worth all that trouble?
Poirier, the chef: Trouble?
Denning: Yes, you see at home we just lower the jolly old creature into the boiling water, let it boil, serve it up with greens and chips.
Poirier, the chef: But you get no sauce...?
Denning: Oh Good Lord yes - there's always a bottle of sauce around somewhere.
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Remake of Rome Express (1932) See more »

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A Very Much Missed Slice of Civilized Life
4 April 2019 | by punter75See all my reviews

I cannot praise this film enough: screenplay, acting, direction and cinematography absolutely first class. The sophistication and delicacy of acting, especially by Jean Kent is something that virtually has gone extinct in the modern era of crude, vicious gun-toting, ham-fisted brutes that populate American cinema. There is one memorable scene after another. The first scene between Derrick DeMorney and Rona Anderson can only be described as exquisite. And the comic touches! Eves Chanteau, David Tomlinson, Finlay Currie, Hugh Burden are a bow! Just a delight.


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